It would be difficult to overstate the level of media coverage that the Ikkatsu Project has received since we started out. I don't know if it's the fact that we are using kayaks to access the remote areas in search of marine debris, or if it's just that a lot of people (including us) were captivated by the images of the 2011 tsunami and want to know more about its aftermath. Maybe, and this is what I am thinking more and more, there's just a growing understanding of the fragility of our oceans and the damage that we are doing to them is becoming more of an issue to more people.
It may be a little of all these things. For whatever reason, people do seem to want to hear more about what we've done, and what we're doing next. For a short state-of-the-project article, check out the Canoe & Kayak magazine's web site.